Lois Lane kind of has a point. In DC’s latest alternate, ‘dark’ take on a classic tale, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman, a Lois Lane consumed with grief channels her energy into seeking revenge on the heroes who were absent during her fiancée’s fatal battle with Doomsday.
In the original story, the Justice League at the time—Fire, Ice, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, and Bloodwynd—faces and is routinely trounced by Doomsday before Superman arrives and engages with the monster. But where was everyone else? Where was Green Lantern? Or The Flash? Or the rest of Justice League Europe? How about the Titans or the Outsiders? Hundreds of other DC heroes could have come and help the Man of Steel. I’m not saying it justifies Lois Lane apparently absorbing the Eradicator and going on some sort of murder spree, but…I can see where she’s coming from.
Check out an unlettered preview of Tales from the Dark Multiverse: The Death of Superman below. With a cover price of $5.99, the prestige format one-shot published by DC Comics is on final order cutoff on Monday, September 30th, and due out digitally and in stores on October 30th.
Written by Jeff Loveness
Pencilled by Brad Walker
Inked by Andrew Hennessey & Norm Rapmund
Colored by John Kalisz
Cover by Lee Weeks
The Dark Multiverse takes on the highest-selling comic book event of all time-the Death of Superman! In a broken world much like our own, Lois Lane, twisted by rage and grief, becomes the Eradicator and takes revenge on those who let Superman die, and the corrupt world he could never defeat. Now, with the power of a god, she’s going to end the battle by any means necessary…and the Reign of the Supermen will be over before it begins!